Weyerhauser Hall dedication ceremony scheduled today

Today, Friday, Oct. 28 from 5 to 7 p.m., the University will be officially dedicating the newest academic building on campus with the Grand Opening and Dedication of Weyerhaeuser Hall.  The whole of the campus community is encouraged to come join faculty, staff and students at the ceremony, and tours of the four-level 42,500 square foot facility will be offered.

The $21 million dollar building is located on the north side of N. 11th Street, between Alder St. and Union Ave., across from the Memorial Fieldhouse. Designed by architect Peter Bohlin, of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson of Seattle, the building was designed to meet the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Standards, and sustainable materials were used during construction to adhere to the stringent environmental guidelines therein.  Weyerhaeuser will house the undergraduate departments of exercise science and psychology, as well as graduate programs in the School of Occupational Therapy, the School of Physical Therapy and the interdisciplinary program in neuroscience.

Puget Sound’s newest academic building will provide services for the 300 patients referred to the outpatient clinics each year, which are an important part of our community’s health care network.  As such, the services present unique opportunities for students to put theory and skills into practice.  The center was made possible by the major gifts given to the project by Robert and Rebecca Pohlad and the Pohlad Family Foundation, Guy and Audrey Watanabe, The Ben Cheney Foundation, Eric and Hollis Dillon, and Carl and Renee Behnke.

For more information about the new building, attend the dedication ceremony on Friday, Oct. 28 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Weyerhaeuser Hall, or visit http://www.pugetsound.edu/chs.